Has Sentai considered relaunching The Anime Network as a channel on Pluto TV? This could increase visibility for HiDive as well as making money for ads. I think Sentai has the catalog to make it work.
I’ll send in your suggestion.
I think AMC Networks is working on a HIDIVE FAST (Free Ad-Supported Television) channel that could fill the bill.)
I just want a linear version of the Anime Network to return lol.
At this point the TAN VOD sub sticking around is some kind of miracle in my opinion.
I’d say if they ever get an app for the newer internet connected cable boxes then we are sadly probably done.
I’ll say this while I like the Hidive Roku app I preferred the simplicity of the TAN Roku app.
How much money could it be making at this point?
As a person who has worked in television and cable (though not at a national level,) I think that a linear anime channel, especially if it relies on series from only one licensor, is a concept whose time has come and gone. VOD and streaming have killed niche linear channels like the old AN–at least here in the US.